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Cinematik welcomes Slovak films

The 11th International Film Festival Cinematik (Sept 13 – 18, 2016) will feature several Slovak films in competitive sections of European fiction films and Slovak documentaries and two Slovak co-productions will be premiered in the non-competitive sidebar dedicated to domestic production. 

Cinematik.doc will present a strong selection of contemporary Slovak documentaries. Six documentary films will compete for the Cinematik.doc Literary Fund Award: Waiting Room (d. Palo Korec), Okhwan´s Mission Impossible (d. Marek Mackovič), Freedom under Load (d. Pavol Barabáš), 5 October (d. Martin Kollár), When Land Is Lookung for Its Heaven (d. Erik Praus) and Steam on the River (d. Robert Kirchhoff, Filip Remunda).

More Slovak films will be screened witihin the traditional section In the House that showcases domestic film titles. The section will bring two Slovak films Pirko (d. Lucia a Petr Klein Svoboda) and Murderous Tales (d. Jan Bubeníček) in their Slovak premiere. Pirko tells a story of Martina, alias Shakira, who grew up in a children’s home. Her ideas of the world were formed mainly by TV series and her 18th birthday is a ticket to her dream world. Murdeous Tales is darkly playful cross-genre film on heroism and death. The film consists of three tales that include a suspicious Mexican cactus inherited from grandpa, a miniature professor who opposes animal slaughter for scientific purposes, a duo of incompetent killers in a jalopy, and an incredibly stupid knight fighting a dragon.

Another films introduced in this section are: I, Olga Hepnarová (d. Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda), Stanko (d. Rasťo Boroš), mid-lenght films Genpatsu (d. Lena Králiková Hashimoto) and Maybe Tomorrow (d. Martina Nagyová). In the House will also include collection of student films from VŠMU and AKU.

Family Film (d. Olmo Omerzu) will be shown within the main competition Meeeting Point Europe and will vie with nine European films for the Meeting Point Europe Award.

A part of the festival is also DOX IN VITRO, an international seminar and workshop for documentary films.

Related AIC articles:
Cinematik 2015

published: 07.09.2016
updated: 08.09.2017